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Audit Partners

Descriptions & Duties

  • Audit Partners review and evaluate clients' internal control systems and various items in financial statements. They monitor audit programmes and the work performed by audit teams. Audit Partners draft audit reports and management letters. They render assistance to partners on training, overall evaluation and counselling of staff members, allocate and co-ordinate assignments among audit teams.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Analytical skills

Audit Partners must be able to identify issues in documentation and suggest solutions.

Detail oriented

Audit Partners must pay attention to details when examining documentation.

Audit knowledge and skills

Audit Partners must be able to apply audit knowledge and skills.

Leadership skills

Audit Partners must be able to lead their subordinates in departments successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A recognised bachelor's degree in accountancy

Professional qualification

  • Certified Public Accountants (CPA) recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, or equivalent


  • usually over 10 years of relevant supervisory experience is required

Other specific requirements

  • with multinational corporation experience is an advantage

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$30,000

Monthly Salary $25,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $50,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $120,000-$300,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Audit Partners work primarily in offices, sometimes conduct services at other offices, factories or warehouses for audit work or stock taking,. They generally work regular office hours. They may work additional hours to meet deadlines at the end of the fiscal year, during tax time or yearly accounting audits.

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